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The Kite Runner – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Khaled Hosseini Adapter: Matthew Spangler Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Lu Greer Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel The Kite Runner was a massive literary success as it tackled a multitude of complex issues including the complexities of family and friendship, love, politics, class, transnational immigration, and the struggle of the refugee. Told from the point of view of a grown Amir looking back ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Lu Greer The story of Cinderella is a classic, of course. But the combination of a narrative involving a woman desperately pursuing a man to save her, and the endless themes of pretty dresses mean that it is certainly a dated classic at best. With Matthew Bourne’s company being renowned for ...

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Tosca – Theatre Royal, Norwich

English Touring Opera's Tosca

Composer: Giacomo Puccini Director: Blanche McIntyre Conductor: Michael Rosewell Reviewer: Lu Greer Tosca, structured as a through-composed work to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Guiseppe Giacosa, tells a story of tragic love in 1800 Italy. With a historical grounding in the French Revolutionary Wars, the opera follows the story or an escaped political prisoner and the fates of ...

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NEWS: Norwich Venues unite to raise funds for Manchester

Following the tragic attack earlier this week at The Manchester Arena, organisations and performance venues across Norwich plus Norwich Cathedral are joining forces to help support the families of the terrorist attack in Manchester. From this afternoon, bucket collections at venues across the city will be held around performances, events and services with every penny going to the We Love ...

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The Woman In Black – Theatre Royal, Norwich

A scene from The Woman In Black by Susan Hill @ Fortune Theatre.

Writer: Susan Hill Adaptation: Stephen Mallatratt Director: Robin Hereford Reviewer: Lu Greer The Woman in Black has, at this point, become a household name thanks to the original story, the blockbuster movie and of course the play. The stage version sets itself apart somewhat from the others, in that in forgoes the dozen or so characters in preference of a ...

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Mamma Mia! – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music And Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast Musical Supervisor: Martin Koch Reviewer: Glen Pearce Perhaps it was only time that Norwich, spiritual home of Alan Partridge, finally got a visit from musical juggernaut Mamma Mia!, resplendent with a fine refrain of Knowing Me, Knowing You. 18 years ...

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The Red Shoes– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director/ Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lu Greer Following the running theme of the last few years, yet another much-loved classic is getting a reboot, this time in the form of Powell and Pressburger's 1948 classic The Red Shoes. While perhaps not as well- known as the litany of other classic film being re-imagined in one way or another, Matthew Bourne ...

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Dame Nature – The Magnificent Bearded Lady – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writers: Tim Bell with Havoc Theatre Directors: Laurence Cook and Hannah Kew Reviewer:  John Kennedy Tragi-comic, pathos heart-string tugging, this Bearded Lady made quite an impression on last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and might well have become a minor cult hit: if only by a whisker - if only someone had had the heart (and comb) to tell her. We are ...

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